Donate

Business pessimism doubles, costs rise

The net number of firms expecting economic conditions to deteriorate in the second half of 2018 has doubled according to the latest business opinion survey from NZIER, National’s Finance spokesperson...


Acting PM must explain conflicts of interest

Serious questions of probity regarding the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner must be answered by Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “This...


Davis must front up about prison population

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis’ claim that he hadn’t seen the latest prison population forecast before making the decision to slash the number of new beds at Waikeria Prison beggars belief,...


Government ignores prison population forecast

Revelations that the Government has known since last year that the prison population is set to rise by 2000 more than the last forecast suggested makes its decision to downsize...


Fuel tax to cost Aucklanders $1.5bn more

The cost of living in Auckland is set to skyrocket with the Auckland regional fuel tax coming into effect today meaning Aucklanders will be paying a total of up to...


Government must listen to school principals

This Government continues to show if you’re not on one of its 130 working groups or you disagree with its bad ideas then it’s not willing to listen, Opposition Leader...


Labour gives with one hand and takes with the other

Over 1.7 million families will be worse off because of Labour’s changes to National’s Families Package, which comes into force tomorrow, National Party Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Families...


Nash has serious questions to answer

Police Minister Stuart Nash has some explaining to do about his appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Mr Haumaha has made some...


The billion dollar fund that isn’t

Analysis of Budget documents reveals that Shane Jones’ much vaunted billion dollar Provincial Growth Fund doesn’t have anywhere near $1 billion to spend this year, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson...


Minister’s claim fuel tax not regressive is rubbish

Transport Minister Phil Twyford is fast losing what credibility he has left as he tries to claim that his regional fuel tax is not regressive, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...